First egg

Joecarbs

Chirping
Jan 11, 2018
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Québec
Hi everyone,
After months of waiting got my first egg today!
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Unfortunately I found it in the run and it was frozen.
I have 3 PLymouth rock and 1 Orpington.
I have 2 nesting boxes and I put golf balls inside of them.
How can I train them to use the nesting boxes??
Should I place the egg I got today in the nesting box maybe they don’t see golf balls as eggs lol.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks
 

DobieLover

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Congratulations on your first egg! :ya
Sometimes pullets get surprised by that first egg. I had an egg in front of the coop in the chicken yard, many laid from the roost and a few just in front of the nest boxes. :he
After about 3 weeks, everyone got with the program and always lay in the boxes.
Are your boxes nice and private? Can you post pictures?
 

Joecarbs

Chirping
Jan 11, 2018
26
59
79
Québec
Congratulations on your first egg! :ya
Sometimes pullets get surprised by that first egg. I had an egg in front of the coop in the chicken yard, many laid from the roost and a few just in front of the nest boxes. :he
After about 3 weeks, everyone got with the program and always lay in the boxes.
Are your boxes nice and private? Can you post pictures?
Here’s a picture of the nesting boxes
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Is it too close to the roost?
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